Nintendo regularly updates the lineup of games available to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers. Just a couple of months ago, it expanded greatly by introducing GameBoy Advance titles to the service.
Now, however, it has added four classic SEGA Genesis titles for players to revisit or try for the first time.
This time around, the four SEGA Genesis titles players can dive into are Pulseman, Flicky, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, and Kid Chameleon. Frankly, the only one I’m remotely familiar with is Street Fighter II, and that’s because, well, it’s Street Fighter.
Four classic SEGA Genesis games have just become available for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack Members!
☑️ STREET FIGHTER II’: SPECIAL CHAMPION EDITION
☑️ Chameleon Child
☑️ flicky pic.twitter.com/tK74TNRbSI
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 19, 2023
Flicky is a SEGA platform game whose main character is a little blue bird. Ultimately, Flicky must protect herself and her squeaks from Tiger the Cat through this side-scrolling game, and the winged pet even made an appearance later in Sonic the Hedgehog.
Published by SEGA and developed by Game Freak, there’s Pulseman, whose plot feels even more relevant in 2023 than it did in 1995. Your job as Pulseman is to stop the AI-crazed Doc Waruyama as he spreads cyberterrorism across the globe. balloon. Game Freak really knew where society was going with this one.
Capcom’s Street Fighter II: Special Champion’s Edition doesn’t need much of an explanation; is an arcade fighting game where you fight against people. That being said, it does have a variety of game modes to choose from and plenty to keep you entertained while you wait for Street Fighter 6.
Last but not least is SEGA’s Kid Chameleon. Another side-scrolling title with multiple levels, you take on the role of Kid Chameleon as he enters VR to rescue various characters and ultimately falls as the boss, Heady Metal. He looks unbelievably cool, even now.
Are you going to see any of the previous titles? If so, you’ll need to make sure you have an active subscription to not only Nintendo Switch Online, but also the NSO Expansion Pack.